With over 55 venues having confirmed their commitment to taking part in the seven day festival, Nottingham Cocktail Week is set to be a celebration of the city’s vibrant cocktail scene.
For the event, venues have been encouraged to create three new cocktails based on three different themes.
The first of these is a collaboration with another Nottingham business, the second needs to be inspired by a Nottingham personality and the third is a twist on a classic cocktail.
Participating businesses can create entries in any or all of the categories and will compete head to head in a competition in order to arrive at a winner in each category, with some great prizes for the three successful teams.
People can view these special creations on the digital menu at itsinnottingham.com/cocktailweek and all cocktails will be available for people to enjoy during Cocktail Week.
A trail map is being produced to show the venues taking part and details of any special events and offers. People will be able to pick up a map from venues around the city and at other central points. It will also be available to download from the It’s in Nottingham website.
In addition people will be able to enter a competition on It’s in Nottingham social media by sending in pictures of their cocktails and using the hashtag #NottmCocktailWeek and then be in with a chance of winning a prize every day throughout the week.
“This is the first time that we have organised Nottingham Cocktail Week and we have introduced it because our members told us that it would be a welcome addition to our exciting calendar of city centre events,” said Andy Crawford, a Director of Nottingham BID, the organisers of this It’s in Nottingham initiative. “Lots of venues have already committed to taking part and the drinks companies are also backing it. People who have heard about it are really looking forward to sampling some of the new cocktails that the venues are creating.”
“There is a great cocktail scene in Nottingham so it’s brilliant to showcase it” said Polly Reade, operations manager at Boilermaker. “Everyone is really looking forward to the event.”
Pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels and casinos will be taking part in the event and among them are Boilermaker, CookieShake Bar, Pepper Rocks, Hockley Arts Club, The Alchemist, The Walrus, Harts, Bar Iberico, Chino Latino, Jamie’s Italian, St James Hotel, The Lace Market Hotel and Bodega.
For further information about the event visit: www.itsinnottingham.com/cocktailweek.